Following a period as an apprentice engineering draughtsman during the late 1950s I went on to study art at the local art college in Sunderland in the North-East of England.
Subsequently I made abstract pieces from newly felled timber. The work was abstract and was clearly inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth. There was a period during the 1980s when I concentrated on drawing but returned to making sculpture. These were tall Giacometti-esque figures, - but not copies of them. The figures were tall and elongated with much of the torso hollowed out in certain places. All but one of these pieces have been sold. The one remaining is still with me and can be viewed on my website.
In 2005 I began a five year association with Cyprus and the Cyprus College of Art which exposed me to Geek-Cypriot Culture and re-awakened a long-dormant interest in Hellenic myth and history.
Much that remains of the art from that period is fragmentary. Broken statuary, ceramics, frescoes and the writings of poets and philosophers.These objects, like ghosts from a distant past, speak to us with a humanity that links them to the present day.
My latest work alludes to all that but is also coloured by other cultures e.g. Northen European legend. Add to the mix the timeless stone circles, the ancient gothic church architecture and ruins that are dotted around the UK, I have a rich source of inspiration.